MS245S- Emotional health in dogs and cats Special

£447.00 (+VAT)

12 months access to recordings and course materials is included. Please note that these are webinar recordings and not live events. Full details on how to access the Mini Series will be emailed to you.

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  • Join Sarah Heath BVSc PgCertVetEd Dip.ECAWBM(BM) CCAB FHEA FRCVS for three 2-hour online sessions
  • Comprehensive notes to downloaded
  • Self-assessment quizzes to ‘release’ your 8 hours CPD certification (don’t worry, you can take them more than once if you don’t quite hit the mark first time)
  • A whole year’s access to recorded sessions for reviewing key points
  • Superb value for money – learn without travelling
  • Watch the recordings on your iPad!
  • This course will look at the veterinary discipline of behavioural medicine and how it can be integrated into work in a general practice setting. It will commence with an explanation of emotional health and consider the different emotional motivations that drive behaviours in our dogs and cats. This first section will explore some of the concepts involved in emotional health and introduce delegates to the consideration of both emotional valence and arousal when determining the causes of behavioural concerns raised by caregivers. The course will go on to consider the importance of the health triad in understanding the interplay between physical, emotional and cognitive health and relate this to the general practice context. There will be discussion about the need to consider potential emotional factors when diagnosing and treating physical illness as well as the potential for physical health factors to be involved in behavioural presentations. There will be particular consideration of the role of pain. The final section of the course will discuss the role of the veterinary practice in preventative behavioural medicine and consider how an understanding of emotional health can be applied to the optimising of the veterinary experience for patients and to clinical decision making.



Session 1

What is emotional health?

What you’ll learn:

  • Introduction to the emotional motivational systems according to Panksepp and their function
  • Explanation of the potential behavioural responses to engaging and protective emotional states
  • Application of the concepts of emotional valence and arousal to clinical behavioural presentations
Session 2

How does emotional health impact on physical health?

What you’ll learn:

  • Consideration of the health triad and the interplay between emotional, cognitive and physical health
  • Discussion of examples of physical health considerations when presented with behavioural presentations in general practiceUnderstanding Mycobacteria complex
  • Exploration of the interplay between pain and behaviour and the varied ways in which this can be manifested
Session 3

What is the role of the general veterinary practice in safeguarding the emotional health of dogs and cats?

What you’ll learn:

  • Consideration of the role of the veterinary practice in advising caregivers of puppies and kittens
  • Application of an understanding of emotional health to optimising the veterinary experience for patientsHow to interpret test results and diagnostic imaging findings
  • Discussion of the role of considering emotional health in clinical decision making


The price includes all 3 sessions, notes and quiz – 8 hours of CPD

*No traffic jams, accommodation hassles, pet or childcare, rota clashes, locum fees ……….. just great CPD and a valuable ongoing resource.

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